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Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller | Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia


Kyle Wayne Dinkheller

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, January 12, 1998
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Reflections for Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller


this is just awful what happned.. i may not be a police officer you can see but i now understand why cops sometimes act so drastic... my hat goes off to all police officers..

officer rick james
October 5, 2005

I am here because I saw the video of this officer's death. In a way, a wish I had never seen the video as it has caused me pain and saddness. But ultimately I am glad that I did see it because it brings to horrorifying life the personal risk that police officers face every day of their lives. And all for what. To serve and protect us the general public. What a brave man Deputy Dinkheller must have been. The pain that his family has felt and probably still feels is tragic, but it must be tempered by the fact that he was a hero. God Bless Deputy Dinkheller and his family. And a special thank you to all who wear the uniform and are making this crazy world so very safe.

God Bless

October 5, 2005

God Bless you.

Nassau County, NY
October 2, 2005

To the son of Deputy Dinkheller, Make your father proud by being the best man and father you can be!

To his beautiful daughter raise your children to know what a hero their grandfather was and be proud of the man your daddy is!

To his wife, I am so terriblily sorry for the sacrifice you have been forced to endure. Your husbands sacrifice will never be forgotten and you will forever be in my prayers!

Deputy Dinkheller, your bravery and sacrifice has forever changed my life! You sir will forever be in my heart as a hero!

A Saddened Heart
A Friend to Law Enforcement
October 2, 2005

rest in peace kyle
your video is so powerfull

im not a police officer or anything.. but your video will never leave my thoughts.

Dean Gosling
Sheffield, England
October 1, 2005

May he and his family exist in peace.

September 30, 2005

God Bless. I hope this never happenes again.

September 30, 2005

I viewed the murderous event that was captured with your squad car's camera and your untimely death has greatly affected my life. It has always been my aspiration to serve and protect since I can remember and as I watch you pull over this man for speeding to not only protect the lives of other innocent people that day, but to stop him from hurting himself by driving at speeds close to 100 mph; your life was ended? I can't even put into words how I felt inside as I was watching the video. I wanted to help you and I wondered what on earth the passenger of that truck was doing?

May God's grace shine down on your children and wife.

May God's peace permeate your Mother and Father.

May God's love manifest in the lives of those who have viewed your tape and viewed your reflections here in your memorial.

Faith Hope and Love...and the greatest of these is love. (Apostle Paul)

No greater love does a man have than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (Jesus The Christ)

U.S. Customs And Border Protection
September 29, 2005

Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller, sir, please now rest in peace, you are a hero and always will be, from wherever you are many many are thinking of you, you died doing the job you love im so sorry for your close family, may the parasite vermin scum lowlife friendless evil twisted perverted bacteria pondlife who did this to you rot for all eternity in agonising pain, not only himself but also his nearest and dearest also, as its their fault for ever spawning such vile scum into the world, god bless you sir, rest now in peace and gods love to your family.

September 29, 2005

Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller made the ultimate sacrifice... his unfortunate experience will serve to remind officers like myself to stay on their toes and always expect the unexpected. May God bless Deputy Dinkheller and his family... and may He damn the bastard who took his life.

Patrolman/Field Training Officer
City of Poughkeepsie Police Department
September 29, 2005

Rest in Peace officer.. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Mark Hills - England

Mark Hills
September 28, 2005

I have just watched the video, and i'm appauled. my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family. It doesnt matter what war you have fought in, you will never have an excuse to take someones life.

Rest in Peace officer Dinkheller,

Mark Hills
September 28, 2005

I saw this video a couple days ago and it keeps running through my head over and over again. It sickens my soul to see a human being suffer the way Deputy Dinkheller did. Godbless his soul, his kids, his wife and all of his family. He died doing what he loved, to protect and serve. Evil cut that job short. But you will be remembered.

Brandon B.
September 28, 2005

I have been in law enforcement for seven years and have experienced all different types of dangerous situations, except the one Deputy Dinkheller faced. We as Police Officers could face this situation at any time. I just wanted to say that as an Officer, it breaks my heart to see a fellow Officer killed ( in any manner) by a selfish and cold hearted person. I truely salute and honnor Deputy Dinkheller and I know he has many crowns with GOD. GOD says blessed are the peace keepers and he is with us every day. To Deputy Dinkheller's family my prayers are with you and the department he served for. It is truely an honnor to know that there are Officers like Kyle that represent the profession. May GOD bless you all and all Police Officers.

J.D. Green, Patrolman
Manvel Police Department, Texas
September 25, 2005

God bless you and your family Kyle. I am sorry that one of your learning curves killed you. Like all of us, you wanted to believe in the basic goodness of the human soul. That piece of sh*t who killed you is not representative of us combat vets as a whole. We turn our backs on him. He turned his back on the very principles he was taught as a recruit. I truly wish that he had been killed in Vietnam. But I guess that would have made him a "hero". We are human, and are a mix of all walks of society. Most of us find honor in the path of our chosen profession. Some find an excuse for acting out hidden obscenities. Rest well in the knowledge that those who died in honor will forever turn their backs on scum like this. When I get to heaven I hope I will share a table with you, and the men like you. Rest well, warrior. You are not forgotten.

SFC @sshole

September 25, 2005

Vahalla is full of folks like you we salute you

September 25, 2005


I was surfing the web this 2005 evening and on a page with links to various videos was the cruiser security camera recording of Deputy Dinkheller's fatal encounter in 1998. I did a search for his name and came to this page.

I'm neither American nor a police officer, so forgive me if my comments seem out of place. No one deserves to die in such a manner. No one.

No one important
September 23, 2005

We are currently a month away from graduating the police academy and each day, an instructor stresses to us that in the end, nothing is as important then coming home at the end of our shift. Deputy Dinkheller's life was snatched away from him for reason; however, he was not killed in vein. I believe everything happens for a reason, and because of Deputy Dinkheller sacrifice, the video will undoubtedly save officer's lives. Our class, the 79th will certainly become better officers because of it. God bless the Dinkheller family, I am so sorry for your loss.

May the pukes of this world rot in hell.

Anonymous, Recruit
Police Academy
September 23, 2005

This is a very brave man. I hope that the members of the community which he served truly appreciate his commitment and sacrifice to their safety. Every coworker and family member can be most proud to know that Deputy Dinkheller's actions were a true testament of his character. I salute you for your bravery. May you rest in peace in a special place. May your bravery, commitment and sacrifice never be forgotten! My condolences to all of your family and coworkers.

Pennsylvania State Police
September 23, 2005

I was browsing a police bulletin board the other day and saw this video.I am so so sorry what happened to this young officer,it really really was sickening and im sitting here feeling ill after watching it.
May god rest his soul and my sincere condolences to his family.Im so so sorry.

Peter Healy
Metropolitan police London
September 23, 2005

I'm a seven year veteran and a current SWAT member at my department. I saw the video of Kyle's death in training one year ago. I got so mad when I saw it and my prayers go out to the Dinkheller family. I would just like to say thanks to the Dinkheller family for letting the video to be used for training for current officers. It made me and my fellow officers take every traffic stop as serious and not routine. I know it has been seven years since Kyle has passed but his memory lives on in the police community accross the country. Thank you Kyle you will never be forgotton.

Officer Christian Emert
Livonia Police Department
September 22, 2005

My New Watch

I began my new watch today and everything’s going fine.
I just wanted to let you know that I would be checking in on you from time to time.

It’s really different here, but in a good way,
Although the change was sudden, rest assured there is nowhere else I’d rather stay.

I work with a crew of true heroes, who always do their best,
They always do their part, and watch over all the rest.

I can’t change what happened on that fateful night
But remember that I will forever continue to fight.

Please tell my family I love them and I’m with them all the time.
Help my wife when I can’t and give a kiss to that sweet child of mine.

I walk a new beat that seems so far away
But you can reach me, and I’ll back you up, you only have to pray.

I have to go now for there’s a rookie on the street.
I have to do my part, for it’s not his time to walk this special beat.

In memory of all our fallen brother’s and sisters of Law Enforcement

D/S T. Arnold 416

In closing your video and last moments have touched and I am certain saved lives, You will always be remembered as a hero. Keep us safe and watch us while we work.

Deputy Tim K Arnold
Cherokee County Sheriff's Dept. GA
September 21, 2005

Rest in peace, Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller. Although many may not understand the sacrifices you have made, they will still forever be greatly appreciated and remembered.

Jason Cruz
September 20, 2005

It has been 7 years since this officer was taken from this world. I am around the same age he would have been, and I have been trying for many years to get into law enforcement. I have recently come across this video on the open interenet, and I am very moved. It has not changed my mind in the least about my career choice.

Rest in peace.

0650 HRS

Douglasville, Ga
September 19, 2005

I saw the footage from the dash camera last night at work, and I was stunned. I thought I'd experienced about everything after 18 years as a police officer, but watching that reminded me that I have not. Seeing first hand what happened to you has definitely shaken me out of any complacency I may have picked up along the way. God bless your wife, son, family, and coworkers, and know that you will be riding with me as I go out on patrol every night.

Officer Shawn Godfrey
Richmond, Va. Police Dept.
September 18, 2005


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